“Women Make Movies III” Presentation

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“Women Make Movies III” Presentation

Wednesday, 15th July, 2015. Yesterday, Tuesday, saw the opening of the exhibition "Women Make Movies", organized by the MxA (Women for Africa) Foundation with the aim of bringing African cinema directed by women to the general public. This third edition, to be screened in the Sala Berlanga venue in Madrid until next 18th July, is a selection of five films whose directors come from Cameroon, Tunisia, Nigeria, South Africa and Morocco.

The event began with the screening of W.A.K.A, a film by the Cameroonian Françoise Ellong, who was present in Sala Berlanga with the president of MxA, Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega, the curator of the exhibition, Guadalupe Arensburg, and the director and board member of the Foundation, Inés Paris.

During the presentation, Inés Paris, filmmaker and member of MxA’s Advisory Board, praised the role that the Foundation, and especially its president, give to the field of audiovisuals in order to generate debate and portray the reality of Africa.

After the film was shown, the director gave a talk for the audience, who showed great interest in the film and the often difficult circumstances that must be faced by African women who choose to get behind the camera to tell stories. Françoise Ellong has lived in France since she was 7 years old but decided to return to Cameroon to shoot her first feature film.

 

Guadalupe Arensburg acknowledged the trust placed in her by the MxA Foundation to curate a film festival, now in its third year, whose great value resides in giving the audience access to films that are difficult to find on the traditional cinema circuits.

 

For her part, Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega praised the importance of raising awareness of the work done by African women filmmakers and welcomed the interest the festival is stirring among cinema lovers.

 

More information about "Women Make Movies III"

PLACE: Sala Berlanga. Calle Andrés Mellado, 53. Madrid

DATE: 14th and 18th, July, 2015

PROGRAMME

Satin Rouge, by Raja Amari (Tunisia)        15th July 7:30 p.m.

B for Boy, by Chika Anadu (Nigeria)         16th July, 7:30 p.m.

Felix, by Roberta Durrant (South Africa)   17th July, 7:30 p.m.

Marock, by Laila Marrakchi (Morocco)      18th July, 7:30 p.m.

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